When was the last time you did something for the first time?

I envisioned 2023 as the year I wanted to focus on a song lyrics I wrote a long time ago:  ‘When was the last time you did something for the first time, and wasn’t that amazing?’  Actually, I wrote about 50 song lyrics and melodies in the past 30 years, a dozen were even recorded. But I never had…


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It takes a village to raise a child  

It takes a village to raise a child (ancient African proverb).  Such a small sentence, but one that harbors a great narrative. Almost everyone can immediately relate to it. It evokes a sense of deep compassion, the feeling of “let’s do this together!” It’s a taste of loyalty, courage, and…


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How David was finally able to take a step back from his business

This is the story of David David runs a successful marketing company with his business partner Jaqueline. They have been doing so for 12 years now. Since the day they started, David has given the business all he’s got. He is a self-made entrepreneur – there was no silver spoon in his mouth when he…


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I am not afraid

'Ignoring her wounds came from the same source as her power' Adrienne Rich  I am not afraid When I started my own business seven years ago, I felt like diving off a cliff. That I was going to dive was inevitable, but the idea of slapping mercilessly on the surface of the water did keep me up at…


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How are you charged as a founder?

How are you charged as a founder? Where has the euphoria gone?   The question I get most often from founders is: “How do I get out of the delusion of the day?” Is what you are doing now still as much fun as it used to be? Or did you lose your enthusiasm somewhere along the way?  Do you remember,…


Podcast: why a vision is the essence of a future proof company

In this 92nd episode of the Passion Podcast, I explain how founders can make their dream governable in a sustainable way. We discuss how to get the flywheel moving, gaining momentum, and ultimately accelerating on its own. If you want to know more about this method click here.


the succes of the hubble telescope due trough vision of Bob Williams

If this man had not acted on his vision

'A giant leap' in 10 days When Bob Williams, the director of the Hubble telescope, had the vision to point the telescope at an empty patch of sky for 10 days, everyone declared him crazy. It would be a mortal waste of extremely expensive and valuable telescope time. Worse, if nothing was found, it…


Erik Scherder over het brein en Visie

A brilliant accident during Entrepreneur's Week

'They think they know what they are doing.' In my meeting with Erik Scherder and Peter Hinssen at Entrepreneur's Week in Amsterdam, I witnessed a brilliant accident between the information-driven visionary and the inspired guru of the brain. Prior to my tête-a-tête, I saw them both marking their…


Kennisfestival 2017 met Hans van der Loo en Patrick Davidson (Energyfinder)

Blistering energy in the Wavemakers’ Lab at the Biggest Knowledge Festival 2017!

Blistering energy in the Wavemakers’ Lab at the biggest Knowledge Festival 2017! Text: Barbara van Lodensteijn. Photos: Alexandra Bakker. They can’t count on cooling down, but that's not what visitors to the Wavemakers’ Lab at the biggest (and probably hottest) Knowledge Festival came for! While…